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Toshio Shibuya, Akihito Sugimoto, Yoshiaki Kitaya, Makoto Kiyota, Yuichiro Nagasaka, and Shinya Kawaguchi

constructed with small plants such as transplants. In addition, this method is especially useful for evaluating plant responses to humidity, because the effects of humidity depend on the vapor pressure deficit (VPD) within the boundary layer of leaves ( Bunce

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Emmanuel A. Torres-Quezada, Lincoln Zotarelli, Vance M. Whitaker, Rebecca L. Darnell, Bielinski M. Santos, and Kelly T. Morgan

( Rubinstein, 2015 ; Whitaker et al., 2014 ). The most commonly used transplant type in Florida is bare root ( Bish and Cantliffe, 2002 ; Bish et al., 1997 ). Bare-root leaf-on transplants promote earlier yield compared with those with leaves removed, but

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Julie Guckenberger Price, Amy N. Wright, Robert S. Boyd, and Kenneth M. Tilt

Newly transplanted trees and shrubs in urban areas frequently encounter compacted soils with disturbed horizons, competition for space with underground infrastructure, pollution, excessive heat, high foot traffic, and are often neglected in terms of

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Charlie Garcia and Roberto G. Lopez

, commercially referred to as “transplants” ( Mitchell et al., 2015 ). For example, earlier and multiple harvests per growing season, better stand development, and increased profitability are a result of using high-quality transplants ( Schrader, 2000

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George E. Boyhan and C. Randy Hill

increase in heterotrophic fungal populations. Amendments included sunflower stalks ( Helianthus annuus ), lucerne ( Medicago sativa ), and Hungarian vetch ( Vicia pannonica ). Onion production in the Vidalia region is primarily a transplanted crop with

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Thayne Montague and Lindsey Fox

Field-grown (FG) trees lose a significant portion of their root system ( Gilman and Beeson, 1996 ) and when transplanted are subjected to great stress. Water deficits often develop ( Montague et al., 2000a ) because the natural balance between

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Charles L. Rohwer and Vincent A. Fritz

; Wien et al., 1993 ). Transplant solutions containing P are recommended to commercial tomato growers ( Rosen and Eliason, 2005 ; University of Minnesota, 2016 ) and gardeners ( Rosen et al., 2008 ) for similar purposes: to provide ready access to early

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Jinrong Liu, W. Roland Leatherwood, and Neil S. Mattson

Vegetable transplants for consumer purchase represent an important segment of the U.S. bedding plant industry. In 2008, the wholesale value of this group was ≈$92 million for commercial floriculture growers in surveyed states that had $100,000 or

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Arthur Villordon, Christopher Clark, Tara Smith, Don Ferrin, and Don LaBonte

Decision-making in regard to scheduling transplanting date is one of the least studied aspects of sweetpotato production. It is well documented that transplanting dates can potentially influence storage root yield ( Edmond and Ammerman, 1971

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A.Q. Villordon, J.W. Franklin, T.P. Talbot, J.M. Cannon, and W. McLemore

Transplant survivability is important in achieving consistent economic yields in sweetpotatoes. We are conducting a series of studies that investigate the role of transplant quality in sweetpotato yield. In 2004, in addition to investigating the role of transplant diameter, we also investigated the influence of transplant water (about 6 oz per hill) on stand and yield. Even though rainfall events were regular and mean rainfall during the growing season was above average for the year, there was a significant increase in US#1 yield (23.57%) among plots derived from thick transplants (≥0.25 inches, no transplant water) versus thin transplants (no transplant water). There was a 44.16% increase in US #1 yield among plots planted with thick transplants vs. plots with thin transplants (with transplant water). In 2005, there was also a significant difference (14%) in US #1 yield between plots planted to thick and thin transplants, respectively. This indicates the possible role of transplant thickness on stand and yield. We also investigated the relationship between root spacing during bedding on cutting diameter as well as a farmer's practice of planting two transplants per hill. In both preliminary tests, no differences among the treatments were observed. Additional studies are planned to investigate the possible use of chemical-based treatments to enhance transplant thickness and survivability.